Mission: Discover Downtown Westbrook engages residents, the business community, and the municipality to create a positive downtown environment by recruiting and retaining businesses, drawing people downtown by hosting and promoting events, and making downtown a walkable, livable, thriving destination.
Vision: Downtown Westbrook runs along the Presumpscot River, which serves as a unifying theme for this diverse, vibrant, small Maine city with a big future.
Downtown Westbrook is an active community — welcoming to bicyclists, full of pedestrians enjoying the Riverwalk and Main Street, and featuring events and opportunities to socialize in well-utilized and well-maintained green spaces.
Downtown Westbrook is a place where shoppers enjoy unique, destination businesses that are locally owned and independent, art galleries, locally-grown foods, cafes, and pubs with live music. These are found in an eclectic array of buildings, like well-preserved historical structures, mill space, and standard commercial establishments.
Those using the downtown enjoy seeing their neighbors, friends, co-workers, and visitors in a safe and friendly environment. Connection is enhanced through attractive lighting, clear wayfinding signage, convenient and ample parking, a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, design features, and plenty of places for outdoor seating and connecting.
Downtown Westbrook is a community that champions sustainable development with affordable and market rate housing, as well as a range of businesses that appeal to and serve all people representing modern Maine’s diversity.